Friday, November 24, 2017

Brandon & South Shore News

Holiday Hopes: Caring for others a passion for teen who struggled to survive

Holiday Hopes: Caring for others a passion for teen who struggled to survive

TAMPAJoselynn Colon looks up with a grin. Her smile reveals and belies all at the same time. It reflects the joys of her present, the hopes for her future, the drive to help others.Yet it also hides the pains of her 19 years, the indelible scars — ph...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Inkwood Books among retailers banking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Inkwood Books among retailers banking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

TAMPA — By Tuesday evening, at least 50 cardboard boxes were still stacked against the shop’s wall, each labeled clearly with a black sharpie. "Biographies" "Pets" "Fiction" "Music" While the front of the store and new children’...
Updated: 8 hours ago
William March: Lee says lieutenant governor should work for a living and get a vote

William March: Lee says lieutenant governor should work for a living and get a vote

It’s an old joke that Florida’s lieutenant governor, with no duties specified in the state Constitution except to fill in if the governor is disabled or dies, has little to do except monitor the governor’s health. State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, ...
Published: 11/22/17
Editorial: Ken Hagan should drop effort to recover attorney’s fees in ethics complaint

Editorial: Ken Hagan should drop effort to recover attorney’s fees in ethics complaint

Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan says he’s standing on principle in his effort to collect $7,800 spent defending him against ethics charges that eventually were dismissed.If so, it’s the wrong principle. But Hagan’s strident position rings ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
For the Family’s National FAM Awards look to grow in stature

For the Family’s National FAM Awards look to grow in stature

TAMPA — Numerous individuals sat on the edge of their seats inside the boardroom as they waited to be called during an awards ceremony at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.More than 50 individuals attended For The Family’s second annual Nat...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Winners emerge at Plant City Pig Jam

Winners emerge at Plant City Pig Jam

The Plant City Pig Jam celebrated its 15th anniversary Friday and Saturday with live entertainment and dozens of groups competing to make the best barbecue in the South.The event, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union, featured an amateur and a professi...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

I would like to believe what Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said about a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.It sounded good when he told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, "I’m more focused on working with the community to figure out...
Published: 11/21/17

Kol Ami celebrates 40 years spiritual connections

Forty years ago, David and Sharon Cross joined a group of families working to open the North Tampa area’s first synagogue. The 16 families saw a lack of Jewish presence in their developing community, so they gathered together to form Congregation Kol...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Sunday Conversation: Tona Bell invites customers to enjoy a ‘digital detox’

Sunday Conversation: Tona Bell invites customers to enjoy a ‘digital detox’

Like so many small businesses, Saturday will represent a special day for Paper Seahorse owner Tona Bell. Bell’s cozy bungalow business at 211 S Howard features paper and stationery, specialty pens, vintage typewriters and crafts classes. It will offe...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/19/17
Holiday-themed events dot the East Hillsborough landscape

Holiday-themed events dot the East Hillsborough landscape

East Hillsborough residents will have three holiday-themed events to help brighten the season this year.Christmas Lane, the long-time holiday celebration that started on an area farm, launches another season of festivities at its current spot, the Fl...
Published: 11/17/17
Updated: 11/19/17